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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-12 11:06 AM
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Obama administration calls for Syrian president to step down as hundreds are killed Calls come as
Source: AP, via Daily News (NY)

Obama administration calls for Syrian president to step down as hundreds are killed
Calls come as Clinton expressed concern about European democracies as well

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10:44 AM


MUNICH The Obama administration on Saturday called for stepped up U.S.-European cooperation to isolate tyrannies like the Assad regime in Syria, promote democracy in the Arab World and beyond and repair damage from the global financial crisis.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Americans and Europeans must send a clear and common message to tyrants that they must respect the rights of their people. She spoke as violence flared anew in Syria ahead of an expected vote on a U.N. Security Council resolution on the matter later Saturday.

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It is not credible to preach democracy elsewhere unless we also protect it within our community, she said. The trappings of democracy are not enough.


Clinton said she had no doubt that Europe would overcome its economic woes. But she said it was imperative for a common agenda and enhanced cooperation to reinforce recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/obama-administrat...






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Yes, failing to protect democracy within our own communities is not to be tolerated, especially if we preach democracy elsewhere.




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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-04-12 11:21 PM
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1.  Fairness
If we are going to condemn Syria for inhuman treatment of its citizens,will we ever condemn Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians? Hypocrisy seem to be self evident when it come to fair play when Israel is involved.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 01:27 AM
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2. All nations are hypocrites. I do not say that to excuse it.
Edited on Tue Mar-06-12 01:35 AM by No Elephants
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Dangerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-01-12 11:05 PM
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3. There's this interesting article from Paul Craig Roberts
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 06:39 AM
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4. An unsupported rant from the man "credited" for Reaganomics? What makes it interesting to you?
Edited on Mon Jul-09-12 07:25 AM by No Elephants
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Craig_Roberts

Didn't find much impressive or interesting about his so-called "institute," either.

I am, though, interested in whether you ever figured out if, in your opinion, Obama is indeed worse than McCain? http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I am interested in how you managed to avoid granite after starting that thread during the 2008 election season.

I am also interested in whether you ever figured out the problem you were supposedly having accessing that website, or whether you were only trying to publicize it?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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